National Youth Conference is a program of the Youth and Young Adult Ministries Office of the Church of the Brethren. This year there are three young adults working in the YYA office. They are all in Brethren Volunteer Service and will serve for 15 months in that job.
|Brian Yoder, having spent twelve years of his life in Huntingdon, PA, has recently packed up his belongings and moved to Elgin, IL. Brian is a 1997 grad of Juniata College and is serving in Brethren Volunteer Service this next year as the 1998 National Youth Conference Coordinator. He is very interested in the outdoors, sports, fishing, and in working with children and youth. Brian may be found in his office many times a day enjoying technology through the use of the telephone, busy trying to put together his pieces of this conference. He hopes that youth will challenge themselves, in the next year, to earn money to take part in this fun event. NYC 98 promises to be a time for youth to explore their world "...with Eyes of Faith." Brian will see you July 28, 1998, on the campus of Colorado State University.|
|Emily Shonk moved to Elgin in May and is busy helping plan NYC 98 and workcamps for the summer. Originally from Manassas, VA, she graduated from Bridgewater College in May 1997, where she helped plan four years of Roundtable (RYC in the southeastern US). In her spare time Emily enjoys swimming, reading, eating ice cream, and baking cheesecake (to get her awesome recipe, write to her at the NYC office).|
|Joy Struble, formerly of Okemos, MI (member of the Lansing (MI) congregation), is now residing in Elgin, IL, working with Brian Yoder and Emily Shonk in planning NYC 98. She is a 1996 graduate of the University of Michigan and has most recently been the coordinator of the 1997 Regional Youth Conference at Manchester College. In her free time, Joy enjoys traveling and visiting friends, as well as swimming, reading, and playing croquet. You can also catch her in front of the computer or playing the most Brethren of card games, Maui-Maui.|